Definition of homeless in English:


Line breaks: home|less
Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊmlɪs


(Of a person) without a home, and therefore typically living on the streets: the plight of young homeless people (as plural noun the homeless) charities for the homeless
More example sentences
  • Throughout the area, we will seek to bring homeless people off the streets and into our centres.
  • How many times have you been asked in the street for some money from a seemingly homeless person or a beggar?
  • A homeless woman is back on the streets again after being evicted from a telephone box.
without a roof over one's head, on the streets, vagrant, sleeping rough, living rough; destitute, down and out, derelict, itinerant
British informal dossing
homeless people, vagrants, down-and-outs, tramps, beggars, vagabonds, itinerants, transients, migrants, derelicts, drifters, beachcombers; North Americanhobos; Australianbagmen, knockabouts, overlanders, sundowners, whalers
informal bag ladies
British informal dossers
North American informal bums, bindlestiffs
Australian/New Zealand informal derros
South African informal outies
formal people of no fixed abode



More example sentences
  • But there is no doubt that the measures to reduce homelessness are working.
  • As a result of losing income support, he also lost housing benefit and now faced homelessness and destitution.
  • Thirty years of homelessness give him a unique view of politics.

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